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Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
quote state hillary clinton. former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be attending the memorial but they are traveling separately. the only living president not going to the mandela funeral is george h.w. bush. he's 89 and is no longer able to travel long distances. >>> in south africa people are still gathering outside of nelson mandela's house in johannesburg. this is video shot earlier this morning. tomorrow, a public memorial service will be held in a soccer stadium that seats 95,000 people. then nelson mandela's body will lie in state in a government building in pretoria from wednesday through friday and then on sunday, nelson mandela will be buried in the remote village that he grew up in. >>> 7:16. today, south africa's
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 4:45pm EST
clinton that to reset the time when tom fogle to was playing bill clinton and primary colors. clinton told him, i had a roommate who is a scientologist. he was a really good guy. at that point, the state department had written letters to foreign government, chastising them for pricing the church of scientology. so they did have an effect. >> i apologize, but we are out of time. i know. this is the worst job. i do apologize. [applause] >> here's a look at books being published this week. >> we are back live at the national book festival on the mall in washington d.c. booktv on c-span2. [cheers and applause] as you can see, we have a great audience still in the history and biography tent. we are joined by jean edward smith, and eisenhower biographer
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 12:00pm EST
united states. >> reporter: but when bill clinton was elected the relationship grew personal. mandela made numerous trips to the u.s. including soon after his election as president of south africa. and president clinton traveled to south africa and visited the jail cell mandela called home. >> he is a ferociously loyal friend. >> reporter: mandela stuck by his american counterpart. >> we have often said that our morality does not allow us to desert our friends. [ cheers and applause ] >> i think he found an individual in bill clinton. >> reporter: they remained close after clinton left office. >> there were many opportunities that bill clinton took to visit south africa to meet with mandela, to work together on anti-aids movements and many other things. >> reporter: mandela's relationship with president george w. bush was not as friendly. after the attacks on september 11th -- >> i know you have a strong leader, and the people of the united states of america can face disaster. >> reporter: he supported george bush's actions in afghanistan but was a critic of the actions in iraq. >> we
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 3:30pm PST
africa, you will never forget. donna, you remember those days. it was the bill clinton administration in 1994. >> and as an activist, who went over to help train many of the political workers, president mandela wanted us to be there to help them with their transition, to encourage people who had never before ever voted to get comfortable with the process. it really was a very special moment. >> i remember when i interviewed him in cape town, mr. ambassador, you'll remember there, in march of 1998, bill clinton was there the day before, nelson mandela took him as president of south africa on a tour of robin island where he was in the cell for, what, 16 years. >>> and there were reports during that time on robben island, there were reports of that. he said that's ridiculous. this is a new south africa. he was totally confident in the face and people of south africa. >> el had had -- if you had just done the greatest negotiations ever, to hand over power peacefully, without undue compromise, but with sufficient compromise, i think that he understood that he was giving those generals more
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 6:30pm EST
where it is going. and the special bond between two presidents. we'll talk to bill clinton about his friend nelson mandela. >> we could have had the politics of resentment. he chose the politics of inclusion. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. he changed the world. you can't say that about many people. but you can say that about nelson mandela. the man who lead south africa's peaceful transition out of apartheid and became the country's first black president. he died today at the age of 95. mandela had been battling a lung infection for many months. right after its official announcement tonight mourners began gathering at mandela's home in johannesburg to sing his praises. we have extensive coverage of nelson mandela's life and legacy. first we'll go to deborah in johannesburg tonight, deborah, how has this unfolded for us this evening? >> well, scott, for 26 weeks south africans have lived with the knowledge that nelson mandela was gravely ill. first the three month hospitalization and then he was sent to his ho
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
president bill clinton tells cnn gross' imprisonment is halting improvement in relations with cuba. >> you can't expect us to do much more now unless there's some resolution of some of these human rights issues. >> now, the state department says that u.s. officials visit alan gross monthly. they say the last visit was november 27th. next one that they're asking for is december 26th. and they insist that he remains a top priority and they're working it diplomatically. wolf? >> jill dougherty with that back ground. thanks, jill, very much. joining us is judy gross, the wife of alan gross. judy, thanks very much for coming. >> thanks for having any. >> four years. how emotional is this for you? four years, your husband being held in cuba. >> it's emotional. it's very -- causes me a lot of anger i would have to say right now. i'm angry at the u.s. government. i'm angry at the cuban government. totally frustrated for this lack of action that alan is still in the same situation he was for four years. >> i understand your anger at the cubans. why are you angry at the u.s. government? you
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
conversation with the former president, bill clinton. he reveals a time when he and the south african president didn't see eye-to-eye but first, the breaking news we're following. >>> a brutal winter storm turns deadly. at least four people have been killed on icy roads in the southern u.s. we're seeing a dangerous mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and bone-chilling cold, and it's creating hazardous conditions from texas to tennessee and beyond. now a one-two punch of weather misery is on the way, affecting both coasts from now through monday. we have team coverage beginning with our meteorologist jennifer gray at the cnn weather center. jennifer, what's going on? >> well, we are getting that one-two punch. we have this one system that's continuing to push to the east and then we have another system right on its heels. the good news is we are seeing that freezing rain, sleet moving out of places like little rock, memphis, dallas. it is pushing up to the north and east but if you can see that little line of freezing rain and sleet, that is continuing to get narrower so that means we ar
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm PST
, bill clinton disparaging barack obama and alienating the black supporters in the process. now hillary's making sure those bruised feelings are healed and black leaders are behind her. >>> plus the only job where doing nothing is a virtue. being a republican in the current congress. it is by acclimation, of course, the worst congress ever. >>> also republicans peddle the decision to close it. it's all part of an anti-catholic agenda, they say. really? >>> finally you can count on republicans to have a sour note on race. yesterday the rnc tweeted, we remember rosa parks' bold stand on her role on her end of racism. this is "hardball," the place for politics. king to be an even better company - and to keep our commitments. and we've made a big commitment to america. bp supports nearly 250,000 jobs here. through all of our energy operations, we invest more in the u.s. than any other place in the world. in fact, we've invested over $55 billion here in the last five years - making bp america's largest energy investor. our commitment has never been stronger. you may be muddling through allergi
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
david corn who's fine tuning it and michael clamaski. >>> coming up, bill clinton disparaging barack obama and alienating the black supporters in the process. now hillary's making sure those bruised feelings are healed and black leaders are behind her. >>> plus the only job where doing nothing is a virtue. being a republican in the current congress. it is by acclimation, of course, the worst congress ever. >>> also republicans peddle the decision to close it. it's all part of an anti-catholic agenda, they say. really? >>> finally you can count on republicans to have a sour note on race. yesterday the rnc tweeted, we remember rosa parks' bold stand on her role on her end of racism. this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> fresh off his big re-election victory in new jersey, chris christie now has a big lead in the latest snapshot of the 2016 republican primary race. according to a new cnn research poll, christie's up by nine points over his rival. rand paul second with 15% followed by ted cruz and paul ryan tied for third at 11%. marco rubio is at 10%. and rick perry is incredi
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 1:00am PST
common, talking to jimmy carter here yesterday, and having talked to bill clinton last week, you realize that mandela had all of these separate and deep friendships with these men, with their families, and like the pairable of the blind man and the elephant, they came away with the different impressions and memories, but andrea, they are part of the true line of history that includes nelson mandela. >> indeed, they are. and in your recollections and your meetings with jimmy carter and bill clinton, they are so much on point and also bush 41 because of his age, he doesn't have any particular health problems, but at 89 this wouldn't be an easy travel for him, but he was actually very close with him as well with mandela. it was interesting how quickly -- i was looking at the video yesterday, and it was on february 12th that he came into the briefing room, so one day after mandela came out of prison, george h.w. bush declared how important it was for history that mandela was out of prison. he, again, had been a big supporter and very quickly embraced mandela, and this is against the
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
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MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 1:00pm PST
talked to former president bill clinton yesterday. did an interview with him and he said, you know, with this issue about nelson mandela and his friendships and those who supported him, like gadhafi and ka castro, he said we don't look like ourselves view themselves. when we went on the tour, the historic africa tour with bill clinton in the second term and joburg, nelson mandela was asked a question about the friendships and nelson mandela himself said, look, if you don't like my friendship, something to this effect, you can go jump in the pool. >> yeah. >> nelson mandela himself said this. >> yep. >> and you have to remember, you know, that when people are different and they want to change an oppressive regime injustice, they're called different names. called dr. king different names and wanted to slander him. you have to remember, also, karen, some of the reason why in recent times that they have called nelson mandela a communist is because he did not want to go for the united states to go to war with iraq. >> that's right. >> so, so the issue is many americans here didn't want
Univision
Dec 9, 2013 1:00am PST
estados unidos, bill clinton, a pesar de hllary >> el presidente de coloombia nos habal de la guerra por la paz pero se reusa a hablar de sus acuerdos y el presidente nicolás maduro >> entrevista >> >> comenzamos >> >> vamos al punto con jorge ramos. >> hablaremos de la muerte de nelson mandela, pero comenzamos el programa con alguien que lo conoció muy bien, con el ex presidente de los estados unidos, bill clinton, a pesar de que dejó de ser presidente en el 2001, sus opiniones siguen teniendo muchísimo peso, hace poco logró que el presidente barak obama cumpliera su promesa sobre el sistema de salud obamacare, pero ahora bill clinton, es buscado muchísimo porque su esposa hillary probablemente se lance como candidata presidencial. viajé a casa de los clinton, en chapacua nueva york, para entrevistarlo a él, su interés era hablar sobre su fundación y la clinton global iniciative, que se reúne este fin de semana en río de janeiro, pero por supuesto empezamos hablando de política aquí en estados unidos. >> ¿cual es el daño politiíticol ppresidente barack obama con e d
Univision
Dec 7, 2013 11:30pm PST
fúnebre, entre ellos el presidente barack obama, bill clinton y george bush. >> un equipo forense en perú han desenterrado más de 3 mil muertos, expertos de la fiscalía han hecho un trabajo silencioso para encontrar a víctimas de la guerra, vamos con los detalles. >> en 10 años de trabajo el equipo forense ha encontrado casi 3 mil cuerpos enterrados en fosas clandestinas, esta es la última excavación donde la guerra fue más cruel. >> 56 víctimas fueron encontradas hace pocos días y habían 26 niños ahí. >> nunca deja de afectar el tema de los niños y no solo el niño de una fosa, sino de los niños que unocuando va a hacer entrevistas, han soborevividos con marcas de hachazos y pies cortados. >> luego se entregan los cuerpos a las familias. >> acá sigue siendo peligroso trabajar. >> la violencia siempre está ahí y siempre entramos con policías. >> acá las fotografías de mi madre. >> todos los años escuchar a las familias revivir sus historias de horror. >> sí, quedan en la mesa y le enterraron el fierro caliente. >> luego realizamos una visita a la feria de arte
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
impressed american presidents, we know how close he was with bill clinton on his 94th birthday, clinton went in july of 2012 to celebrate that 94th birthday with him. he was too ill in june of this past year to be visited by president obama and his family. they very much wanted to, but he was such an inspiration for a young barack obama as the colleague student and a community leader and a law student and we saw how important it was to bring his girls to show them by example the tiny space in which this great man lived. the empowering morals of the great leader and gandhi and abraham lincoln. it was so something so profoundly large in his spirit and the way he addressed even those of us who were younger reporters. the foreign press core always with respect and grace. >> we are moments away from president obama going to give some words to the world here from the white house on the passing of nelson mandela. again, this man must have admired america and the struggle in our country. did he want to use that as a model for freedom in south africa? how close was he to the american dream? >> v
Univision
Dec 3, 2013 6:30pm PST
. >>> jorge ramos viajÓ a washington, para una entrevista con expresidente bill clinton buenas noches jorge. >>> gracias marÍa elena, esta maÑana pude entrevistar al expresidente bill clinton que apoya una reforma migratoria, como su esposa. y esto es lo que m expresidente clinton me dijo. una reforma migratoria ahora mismo. >>> creo que estamos tratando de aprobar una reforma migratoria. el paÍs la necesita. ojalÁ que todos los miembros del congreso que se oponen a la reforma migratoria, y que se sienten amenazados por ella, hubieran estado conmigo en mire ciento visita a asia, japÓn y china. que estÁn preocupados que se estÁn es que el crecimiento de la poblaciÓn y lo que les harÁ en lo econÓmico. y creo que le darÍa mÁs energÍa a la reforma mi dpra tri gra tri r migratoria en estados unidos t tendremos que hacerla, porque es el Único procedimiento en nuestro paÍs. y mientras lo hagamos mejor. tener los votos republicanos para probar una ley decorosa. >>> ¿no es este aÑo, cierto?. >>> no lo sÉ, el prÓximo aÑo es aÑo de elecciÓn no este aÑo 2013 o tal vez el 20
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 7:30am PST
well as former presidents george w. bush and bill clinton will head there in the next few days. mandela died on thursday in his johannesburg home after a long battle with a lung infection. >>> meanwhile, defense secretary chuck hagel landed in afghanistan late last night in an unannounced visit. he's expected to meet with our troops and afghani ministers but his trip comes after negotiations fell apart with afghan president hamid karzai to allow our troops to stay in the country past 2014. so far, secretary hagel is not scheduled to negotiate with him on this trip at least. i'm jamie colby. back to cav vuto on business. keep it right here on fox. >>> you know, we were still yelling at each other on the break. we've got to get along here. one and done. because if a new study is right, that's how many times the president met one on one with his health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius since the health care law was passed more than three years ago. this is according to the institute which tracked the official white house calendar. you've worked for a different number
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am PST
bill clinton, who later presented him with a congressional gold medal. mandela stepped down as president in 1999, but he lived long enough to see america swear in its own first black president, and he was paid a visit many south africa by first lady michelle obama who brought along her daughters. nelson mandela's south africa embraced a multi-racial future and re-entered the family of nations. he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof that one life can make a difference. >> we are one country. we are one people. >> reporter: brian williams, nbc news, new york. >> we will have more on mandela's death in just a moment, but, first, some other stories developing this friday. you are watching many americans experiencing a massive weren't storm blasting its way across much of the country. take a look at oklahoma. a number of accidents there have been reported due to the recent snow accumulation. temperatures in missouri dipping so low that roads became sheets of ice, leaving drivers just like that, sliding all over the streets. nbc's meteorologist bill karens has more on that for us. w
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
. >> bill clinton was in power when nellman mandela took power. we will remember him as a man of uncommon grace and compassion. >> reporter: mandela's two youngest daughters were in london at the time of his death, attending a premiere about the film of his life. >> they left immediately. but they asked the film be played to the end. the audience was told that mandela had died when the credits rolled. prince william was one of those watching the film. >> sad and tragic news. we're reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. >> british actor, idris allbaugh said, we have lost one of the greatest beings to have ever walk this earth. >>> another big story we're watching closely. a severe blast of cold air. dangerous temperatures are gripping much of the country. we'll show you where it's heading next. along with the ice and snow. >>> and mourning madiba. much more, including the jail guard, with a remarkable story about helping the imprisoned leader. >>> welcome back. a deep freeze is threatening the safety of nearly 200 million people across much of america
ABC
Dec 4, 2013 4:00am EST
diana? >> karen, thank you. >>> bill clinton is clarifying recent comments about health care. president clinton recently said that mr. obama should keep his word and allow people to keep their current plans. he told cnn yesterday he was trying to be supportive of the president. the obama administration has not announced plans to rectify that issue. also, bill clinton said he does not know if his wife will run for president in 2016. >>> vice president biden has arrived in beijing for high-stakes meetings on china's new claim about its air defense zone. it had significance after the u.s. and japan refused to recognize china's claim on that air space that's above the tiny island in the east china sea. >>> the public will hear the dramatic 911 calls from the handy hook massacre. the tapes will be released this afternoon. connecticut officials have tried to block them to protect families of the 20 children and 6 educators who were killed on that day. but they decided not to appeal after a court ruled to make those recordings public. >>> and now, to detroit, where the judge who approved the c
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 11:00am EST
to the world as a whole. it was a wonderful moment when the mother caw bill clinton come up on screen, and said oh, there is bill clinton. and she turned to her son and said i hope you are watching this, because this is history that you are going to be reading about one day. >> jonah as a reporter you are going out and getting people's stories, but you yourself are south african. what did it feel like for you, being there experiencing all of what is going on? >> i think it's very moving for everybody. you know, being a south african is one thing, and there are lots of members of the foreign media who are equally moved, because it is always a beautiful thing to see african people in particular singing and celebrating as they are here. we have been seeing it every day. it is profoundly moving. i can think of a number of moments in time in my life in south africa which were marked by nelson mandela. from the election in '94 to his inauguration to the rugby world cup, and then the football world cup, all of the things that he touched profoundly. and this feels like another one of t
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm PST
him any more than she can from bill clinton. >> complicated. a.b., i'm not going to follow up on the two husband metaphor. that was van jones, cnn, ladies and gentlemen. that's all his. but a.b., there's a provocative piece in politico today with a quote from our friend who says that hillary clinton is the liferaft on obama's sinking ship. alex is talking about the now, saying that democrats who want to split from the president even now can look somewhat to hillary clinton for safe harbor. do you see that happening, democrats in a way distancing themselves from the president and trying to move to her now? >> well, she's not making many public statements. she's really only come out and said some things to back him up on syria. you know what her husband did at a critical moment right after the news broke that the president sort of knew people were not going to be able in the self-insured market to keep the policies that they like, even though they have been told by the president that they could. bill clinton said he should honor that promise while his wife was somewhere staying silent.
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
president bill clinton was the featured speaker. bill clinton's relationship with nelson mandela was really, really powerful, wasn't it? >> it was very powerful, wolf. i know they both cherished it, president mandela cherished it and i know president clinton did. in some ways maybe it's presumptuous to say it was a little bit of a father/son relationship. clinton looked up to mandela. mandela was an adviser to him and almost a very personal intimate way, and they shared a real bond, and i loved those beautiful photographs of when clinton went with mandela to robben island and you see them both looking out of mandela's old cell, very powerful. >> i interviewed nelson mandela the day after that visit to robben island back in march of 1998, and during that interview, he spoke glowingly of president clinton, but he also made it clear he did not a have a problem criticizing various u.s. policies and making it clear we an international agenda, there you see a picture of the former president bill clinton, he was president with nelson mandela in the cell in robben island and you see first la
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
people of all time. we passed it over two bill clinton wes to. he signed at any time third time. most everybody said that it was a great success. even people for children's defense fund said the most heinous things about us. that's one side of the argument. the other side of the argument is that and this is -- something i'm debating between myself so please some acting so shocked and stunned. there are real policy -- >> i'm trying to understand. >> i just explained the first part to you. people like you said we were hateful human beings back in 1996. >> for the record i was in favor of that and we did it before bill clinton. >> the second part really quickly is, second part is this is a recession unlike most recessions, and i can tell you when my father was unemployed in the recession in the early 1970s and getting $40 a week for mississippi for unemployment benefits and got one bag of groceries and fill up one tank of gas, if somebody had told us over that year and a half and my danielle adams was driving around the southeast with all of us trying to find a job, somebody said we'll d
NBC
Dec 10, 2013 12:35am PST
bill clinton last week, you realize that mandela has all of these separate and deep friendships with these men, with their family families. and like the parable of the blind man and elephant they all come away with a different tale to tell. >> in your recollections and your meetings with jimmy carter and bill clinton they are so much on point. also, bush 41 because of his age he doesn't have particular health problems but at 89 this would not be an easy travel for him. he was actually very close with mandela. i was looking at the video yesterday. it was february 12 that he came into the briefing room for one day after mandela came out of prison. george herbert walker bush said how meaningful it was immediately declaring how important it was for history that mandela was out of prison. he has been a big supporter and quickly embraced. this against the back drop of ronald reagan's long-standing resistance. you have to remember that nelson mandela's first interaction with american presidents was in the cold war context where he was viewed as part of the [ inaudible ] regime. that is why
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am PST
marches on, why is bill clinton talking about one of his most famous campaign quotes from 1992. it's not it's the economy, stupid. in ukraine it looks like a cold war up rising stuck in a debate over democracy. we will go live to kiev for the latest. good morning from washington. this is "the daily rundown." coming up, a deep dive into bit coin and how it could fit into the world's phi national future. this is a wild new currency gaining steam online. let's get to the first reads of the morning. you can call the last month and a half for the republican party. after losing the last two contests after the shut down in the midst of a battle in the party, republicans clearly have the political swlj it comes to health care. they are in a bit of a quandary. they believe healing care is a winning issue, they are not sure of the next move. the president will test out some of the themes of the upcoming state of the union address and will provide a window into where he focuses energies over the next three years. this is the need for upward mobility. the president will explain how the health ca
FOX News
Dec 10, 2013 1:00am PST
president george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter are attending the ceremony there as well. the anti-apartheid leerd make an appearance at that very stadium for the closing ceremonies of the 2010 world cup you might remember. his last public appearance, uniting races while he did that. he died last friday. he was 95 years old and will be buried on sunday in his rule hometown. today is the memorial service. senior foreign affairs correspondence greg is at the stadium there. i understand it's raining there. i can't tell it's raining if you look at the video but the stadium is filling up and people are packing into the top part of the stadium which is under cover right now. describe the scene for us if you will. >> reporter: exactly. it is a cold, wet, windy, rainy day here in johannesburg but the scene in the huge soccer stadium behind me is anything but dampened. the mood, the spirit, the enthusiasm is incredible. this is a national memorial to the late nelson mandela. the icon for the world. they called him father. they called him the father of modern day south africa and they c
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am PST
millions. >> reporter: it was bill clinton with whom he would develop the closest bond. mandela, now president of south africa, visited the white house during the darkest days of the clinton presidency. he gave his friend a boost. >> our morality does not allow us to desert our friends. >> reporter: this friendship clinton treasures to this day. >> we just hit it off. i just adored him.ueriend. >> reporter: mandela, as an ex-president, met with george w. bush in 2005. but there was no love lost there. mandela was one of bush's harshest critics when it came to iraq. when we talked to bush about the ailing mandela earlier this year, there were no hard feelings. >> he promoted freedom. he was a really great leader. he was smart and capable. and made his mark. >> reporter: obama only met mandela once. ever so briefly as a junior senator. but his connection may be the most profound. it was mandela, he says, who awakened him to the wider world. inspiring him to political activism. >> he gave me a sense of what human beings can do when guided by their hopes, not by their fears. >> reporter:
NBC
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
former president bill clinton intervened. kenneth bay, a korean american missionary is still in a north korean jail and has been there for more than a year. north korean officials say they decided to release newman after he read a televised statement in which heñr apologized for his wk of training anti-guerillas during the korean war. >> will you go back again? >> probably not. >> reporter: the family said they were pleased to find out that newman had been freed and hoping the same for kenneth bay. newman said he would let us know when his father was ready to talk further. >> thank y5 the homecoming has gripped the bay area and much of the nation. we have more about his time in north k north korea and online. >>> we're told there will be quite a few officers at the stadium and you might not recognize them. many will be dressed as seattle fans. there will be more decoy officers at this game than any other because of the rivalry. they are warning fans to resist the urge to try to take home a pieqe"of the stick since this is one of the last games there. >> two games left. it's very
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am PST
president, bill clinton, he'll reflect on any son mandela, his friend. the lessons he personally learned from him. my interview with former president bill clinton on any son mandela, 5:00 p.m. eastern in "the situation room". >>> other news we're following including ice, lots of it falling on roads in about a dozen states right now. we're going to show you who's in the bulls eye of this brutal storm right after the break. too big. too small. too soft. too tasty. [ both laugh ] [ male announcer ] introducing progresso's new creamy alfredo soup. inspired by perfection. new creamy alfredo soup. waffle bars... fancy robes... seems every hotel has something to love... so join the loyalty program that lets you earn free nights in any of them. plus, for a limited time, members can win a free night every day. only at hotels.com cortizone-10 has the strongest nonprescription itch medicine plus moisturizers to help heal skin fast. cortizone-10. feel the heal. temperatures is a triple weather threat that's affecting millions of people across the u.s. the ice, that's coating roads and power
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
leader have come face- to-face since president bill clinton shook hands with fidel castro in 2000. sign of athis is a thaw in the bitter relationship that dates back to the cold war. >> breaking news from capitol hill. a deal has been reached in the battle over the budget. the plan being resented will restore $65 billion in defense cuts scheduled to kick in next year. it would do that through added fees such as taxes on airline tickets, and requiring workers to contribute more to their retirement funds. they began talking after the shutdown ended in october. coming up, a snow day inside of the district. the unusual mix ahead. to apromise on tributes girl who dedicated her life to the search for a cure to cancer. >> the punishment that awaits a woman who admits a subaru... ...are the hands that do good things for the whole community: the environment, seniors, kids, and animals. that's why we created the share the love event. by the end of this year, the total donated by subu could reach 35 million dollars. you get a great deal on a new subaru. we'll donate 250 dollars to a choice o
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 2:00am PST
just fix it. >> meanwhile, former president bill clinton says his recent suggestion that president obama keep his word and let people keep their health insurance plans was not aimed, or not trying to distance hills from the president's health care law in an effort to help his wife hillary's potential 2016 presidential bid. >> i said nothing about this. not one word, until the president himself spoke. i don't think you can find anybody in america who's worked harder for his re-election or supported this bill or went out of his way to explain the bill to the american people more than i did. >> so mr. clinton says he does not know whether his wife will run for president. and adds that he would support joe biden as a 2016 presidential nominee if he got the nomination. he'll support any democratic nomination. >>> notre dame is suing over obama care birth control mandates. they're doing this again. the university filed a fresh lawsuit opposing insurance for student and employees saying it goes against the teachings of catholic church. the affordable care act does make exceptions for reli
PBS
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
bill clinton. he went onto cable a lot and defended the president during a lot of his campaign finance problems during his two terms. he met ed gillespie, who was then a republican operative in green rooms. they had this green room friendship. people become friends. and in ed and jack's case, they went into business together. they started quinn gillespie, the first real major sort of bipartisan lobbying firm. >> one stop lobbying. >> one stop lobbying. you want to deal with republicans, you want to get to republicans, you go here. you want to get to democrats, you go here. they founded them so they -- their firm's founded in 2000. jack quinn got into some trouble in 2001 after he successfully lobbied bill clinton to pardon his law client, marc rich. >> fugitive. >> fugitive marc rich. there was a big to-do then. jack was big time in the barrel. he's hauled before congress. he feels like he's being looked at in restaurants. and ed gillespie said, "look, jack, in a few months everyone's going to forget about this and all they're going to remember about you and this incident is that you g
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
service as will former presidents bill clinton and george w. bush. careen travers reports. >> he will be remembered for the way he led his dignity. >> crowds gathered outside of the home where mandela passed away. there were tears and prayers. there is also singing and dancing. details have been announced about the service that's were honoring his life and legacy. >> we should work together to organize a befitting funeral for this outstanding son of the country. >> his body was moved to patoria. sunday will be a national day of prayer. the stadium has symbolic meaning where he made his last pubic alear yens. closing ceremonies of the of the world cup in >> idea every human being ought to be free and oppression can end. that is what nelson mandela taught us. >> nelson mandela will be buried next sunday. >> and you can watch a special edition on 2020. hosted by robin roberts. >> tune in for that. as sun sets tonight toughest part of a farmer's day is just beginning. >> we're good and ready. >> you can see that coming up, the fight against freeze. >> stormy weather disrupts flights and c
FOX
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
one and former president bill clinton and secretary of state hillary rodham clinton are also traveling with the observe's on -- obamas on air force one. many others are traveling as well but separately. george w. bush will not be attending because he is too old to travel long distances. >>> vice-president biden and his wife jill went to the south africa embassy and there they signed the book in mourning over the death of nelson mandella. abide by called nelson mandella the most remarkable man he had ever met. >> people gathered to pay respects and tomorrow a public member nor you' all -- memorial service will be held seating 9 5,000 people. they will also on sunday nelson mandella will be buried in a remote village where he grew up. >>> and during the morning commute, we will tell you what led up to this standoff between demonstrators and a google bus. and a man cut off his own arm in order to free himself with a bolder is now in trouble with the law. . >>> today's hearing is to determine the cause of the deadly crash at san francisco international airport is set to begin thi
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 10:00pm EST
started with adelaide stevenson and jfk and bill clinton and mondale they all turned to him as a liberal conscience to appeal to the liberal constituency. >> of hard headed a liberal is some -- liberalism but he did not make the transition to kennedy overnight. can you talk about that transition from libertyville to intelsat? >> to use the word hard-headed that is interesting. he adored stevenson did worked for him twice through two presidential elections as a speechwriter but at the same time he felt stevenson was passive on the issue of civil rights. as tom points out that he tried to urge stephen said to protect the black voting rights to the issue of desegregation with the supreme court decision although very much a liberal idealist could not take positions that would possibly upset his presidential ambitions. said the way he related to john kennedy he felt it incumbent on his role as political adviser. >> he called up to call kennedy. >> the other thing is very closely i think it is the first or reference to write about bobby after his death the editor of "the new york times
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
politician. and that is bill clinton who famously gave democrats cover, as we say, and said, well, i actually think he ought to let people keep their health care coverage. caused quite the stir. he did an interview with our juan carlos lopez and talked about that moment when he said, i think the president ought to change his mind on this. >> i got a lot at stake here personally in the work i have done for health care and the work i tried to support -- the support i have tried to give the president, and hillary does, too. >> i love the and hillary does, too. it caught more than a few ears because my feeling is that hillary clinton, were she to run say in 2016 for president, would like this off the table and would like to have distance from it. >> well, i don't know if i agree with that because i still do think that the politics will at the end of the day will play out in our favor as folks see what the difference is between the two sides, but, look, you know, if people think it is news that bill and hillary clinton consider themselves partners in a lot of their endeavors, then they ju
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am PST
young americans, to sign up. this as former president bill clinton defends his controversial comments about the law last month. senior white house correspondent brianna keilar is live with much more. how is this re-introduction of obama care going so far, brianna? >> reporter: the white house seems to think it's going well so far. but they also acknowledge the real proof is going to be in the december enrollment numbers. that's really their focus now that they're turning the page from the troubled website. >> one road block down, partially anyway. but the path ahead is still uphill. >> every day i check to make sure that it's working better. and, you know, we've learned not to make wild promises about how perfectly smooth it's going to be at all times. >> reporter: president obama kicking off another push to sell his signature health care law to a skeptical public. >> i need you to spread the word about the law, about its benefits, about its protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends, tell your family. >> reporter: as the white house spends the next three weeks trying
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
them, former president bill clinton. >> nelson mandela's prays for castro and others outraged some. african-americans led a boycott called the quiet riot. >> at the time many people in the african american community were so disgusted they said they were ashamed of their city. a total of six leaders rebuffed nelson mandela during the freedom tour in the united states in 1990. we would have loved to have spoken to the leaders 20 years later. they didn't speak to us. we spoke to a prominent african american leader and the man who put an end to the nonsense in his city. he told me that that year, the city of miami gave the keys of the city to robo cop, but refused to gave the keys to the city to a man who become one of the most transformant figures in history. >> when i became mayor the whole thing seemed - that they removed to issue a proclamation which they gave to the corner bartender if he opened a new store. >> but six mayors and the governor denounced him after he thanked castro, yasser arafat, and libyan president muammar gaddafi. during the dark days of apartheid. those governm
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 3:00am PST
service, so will former president george w. bush and bill clinton. >> joining us from johannesburg we know about the president, former president, tell us who will be at tuesday's memorial and sunday's state funeral. >> reporter: well, we know at least 90,000 south africans will cram into that saoccer stadium tuesday to honor nelson mandela. joining them, in addition to the u.s. presidents, will be a number of heads of states. the reason i can't give you the exact number is the south africans don't know yet due to sensitivities around traditional beliefs about not talking about this. the embassy was really only given details about the events yesterday. david cameron, the zimbabwean president will be, israelis will be here, too. it's going to be like the united nations in that football stadium on tuesday. beyond that the actual funeral will take place under a large tent in the middle of the hills, an amphitheater of natural beauty, a very remote rural area where nelson mandela grew up. there will be a huge tent, about 4,000 people will attend that. mostly friends, close family and po
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 9:30pm EST
john just saying we don't like bill clinton's budget, john kasich made his own budget. he worked with tim penny and they went on the floor in the middle of this debate and they talked for about 30 minutes, 45 minutes about their vision of how to balance the budget and how to move this country forward. so when i went out on the campaign trail, instead of just criticizing bill clinton, when people asked me what would you do? what would you vote for when you got to washington, d.c., i said that i would do what john was talking about doing. we didn't like hillary's health plan so we had two or three different republican ideas for health-care plans. newt helped put together the contract with america so we went out and we had a positive on the constructive approach in the campaign. and it made a big difference. you remember earl hutto? you served with him. i ran against a 16-year incumbent, a democrat named earl hutto came from a district that hadn't elected a republican since 1873. and they hung the last republican they sent up to washington, d.c. vote for me. even we had ideas. you are la
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am PST
. citizen, it has happened. george bush did it for pope john paul ii and bill clinton did it for yitzhak rabin. president johnson lowered flags for winston churchill. >>> still to come on "new day," last night florida state didn't just beat duke, who did you pick in that game? >> let's not talk about that. >> they crushed duke. check out the quarterback there. hurdling over the defense for the touchdown en route to victory. highlights, upsets from all of saturday's big games. that's coming up. >>> plus, exploring mandela's message of forgiveness. we're going to talk about what it means to forgive. and if it matters why you choose to do it. ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ [ male announcer ] the beautifully practical and practically beautiful cadillac srx. get the best offers of the season now. lease this 2014 srx for around $349 a month. during the season's best event from cadillac. ♪ see, i knew testosterone could affect sex drive, but not energy or even my mood. that's when i talked with my doc
FOX Business
Dec 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
hearing from some? >> i don't think it's disorganized. >> yes, i think it's very organiz. bill clinton had handed off the founda eing named so he could spend full time running on hillary's campaign. ling up support with labor ions and big donors and people who get out the vote. and it's going to be a massive campaign and i think that what we saw in virginia with terry mcauliffe and the negative campaign is a precursor of what the campaign will be for hillary. >> you think you will be that nasty? >> yes, i do. the attack ads that were rolling out of their, is a very strategically important win for the democrats, particularly for the clinton party. >> it reminds me of thespanish civil war and when e germans bombed the spanish asa sort of precursor to the bigger war that was coming up and i think that this was a pea cursor to the 2016 race. >> and who do you think the formidable opponent will be joe biden keeps saying that he's interested in that truly is not a serious idea, is that? >> in his mind it is very serious. he's been to iowa and new hampshire and south carolina, three of the key pr
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Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm PST
been more than four decades since bill clinton's carefree days as a students. he was asked once again about that time. he didn't inhale, his answer was still hazy, aren't we past this as a nation? >> no, i think it still needs to be a high priority for us. and it all depends on what your definition of inhale is. [ female announcer ] thanks for financing my first car. thanks for giving me your smile. thanks for inspiring me. thanks for showing me my potential. for teaching me not to take life so seriously. thanks for loving me and being my best friend. don't forget to thank those who helped you take charge of your future and got you where you are today. the boss of your life. the chief life officer. ♪ the chief life officer. i know. great gas mileage, this is nice. and it's fun to drive. well you know that beats great mileage or being fun to drive. yeah, that'd be like someone being loud or clear. we need to slap the slippery fish right in the gill hole! happy time feed bag! frog face! cement leg! that's weird. i like "and" better. yeah. "and" is better. the twenty fourteen ford edge
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Dec 9, 2013 5:00am PST
secretary of state hillary rodham clinton. former president bill clinton will also be going to the funeral of nelson mandella and we are watching the vehicle doors in front of air force one. and we see first lady michelle obama getting out one side and president barack obama getting out the other. we are about to walk up the steps of air force one and we can tell you jimmy carter and former president bill clinton will also be going to the memorial but they will be traveling separately. first lady michelle obama is getting ready to take off from there heading to south africa where they will attend the funeral and we will watch them walk up the steps. people in south africa are still gathering outside the home in yes johannesburg. and they will hold the memorial in a soccer area one that holds 9 5,000 people. they will hold the memorial wednesday through friday and then he will be buried in a village he grew up in. >>> now yesterday in south car a, the government called for a day of rememberance. people gathered in churches, in mosques and in synagogues paying respect to many people
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 10:00am PST
chance encounter in 2000 at the u.n. between fidel castro and bill clinton. that doesn't quite show it. there was a rather warm exchange when obama first walked past raul castro, you can see the smile. they actually interacted. the white house issued a statement it was not a planned encounter. i knew the south african government did not tell them where anyone was sitting or what to expect. this was fraught with overtones, because of respect for the moment, that's what the president was doing. he was certainly not going to engage or disengage. >> what does one do one one is at a social occasion and encounters one not on the friendliest of terms. they shook hand. think what would be said if the president had somehow frostily turned away or contrived to not go the way he was going and shake hands. >> also in that group, the woman to the other side of raoul castro there. you see the kiss on both cheeks. this was a woman who canceled a state dinner because of the edward snowden -- >> very angry about the spying. that's been a big issue in brazil as you know, greenwald, the journalist who
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am EST
carter. and former president bill clinton and mrs. clinton are expected at the funeral next sunday. he will lie in state in the nation's capitol. next sunday, the state funeral in his hometown on the eastern cape. his long-time friend and lawyer, george bizos. >> he will go down in history, i think, as the revolutionary who didn't believe in violence. >> reporter: earlier today, we had our first public sighting of winnie mandela, his former wife and partner in the dark days of apartheid. tomorrow will be quiet. on tuesday, the gathering like the world has never seen before, as dignitaries from around the globe gather to say farewell. to nelson mandela. bianna? >> a week of mourning, reflection, and celebration. our thanks to you. >>> nelson mandela has a large and complicated family tree with over a dozen grandchildren. some of them opened up to reena ninan on a recent visit to south africa. she's here to tell us about it. good morning, reena. >> reporter: good morning to you, bianna. that's right. 17 grandkids and 3 wives. everyone vying for his time and affection. there is one thing
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
, bill clinton clarifies his infamous comment about smoking marijuana and not inhaling. this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> back to "hardball," and now for the sideshow. bill clinton shed some new light on one of his most enduring quotes from his 1992 campaign, no, it's not a place called hope but his defense about smoking pot. >> new controversy is swirling around in the form of marijuana smoke. it was during this appearance that he was asked point blank about illegal drugs. >> and that when i was in england, i experimented with marijuana a time or two, and i didn't like it and didn't inhale and never did it again. >> since then i didn't inhale has become one of the most quoted remarks in politics. >> like many things in the press, that whole thing has been totally twisted. i didn't say i was holier than thou. i said i tried. i never denied that i used marijuana. i told the truth. i thought it was funny. and with the only journalist who was there said i told the truth. everyone else had to cover that up because that's not the story they wanted to tell. so that's a s
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
, george w. bush, bill clinton, and jimmy carter. queen elizabeth ii will be represented by her son, prince charles. french president holland e will be here also. a logistical challenge ahead for the government. what does the week ahead look like? on tuesday we will see our first formal memorial service for the late president at fnb stadium. it seats 95,000 but the government in an effort to allow as many people as possible to take part in festivities, if can you call it that, will have 90 screens around the country, broadcasting what will take place on tuesday. wednesday through thursday, nelson mandela's body will lay in state. each morning his body will go on precession of sorts through the capital, allowing south africans to bid farewell. all of that ahead of nelson mandela returning to his ancestral homeland next weekend. there will be a ka traditional funeral for him on saturday ending in state funeral for him on sunday. really an entire country coming together to pay thanks to one man who helped unify a nation. cnn, jo harnessburg, south africa. >> in 10 minutes, i will talk to to "p
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 4:00am PST
presidents. also once he became a president. his work with bill clinton, george w. bush. he would tangle with presidents. he was very fierce critic of president bush on the issue of the iraq war. but also worked closely with him on the issue of aids. and he was also a great con solar of president clinton in his toughest times of the impeachment trial as well. we're going to look at all that today. also look at the -- really talk to some people who knew him very, very well. the human rights lawyer who helped draft a constitution of south africa. his pollster in the presidential elections. we're trying to look at the politician and his impact on american politics. >> not to take away his accomplishments, but the country is still plagued by problems. economic and racial. >> they're coming together for mandela. you have xik enequality. social inequality. 40% unemployment among young blacks. they know this moment is time for reflection on what they need to do. >> it's a time for them to unite. george will have much more on all of this later this morning on abc's "this week." >> thanks,
NBC
Dec 4, 2013 12:35am PST
impression of bill clinton. this is totally real. take a look. >> [ bill clinton voice ] when i first met bono, he walked into the oval office, i thought it was a member of his own road crew. [ applause ] >> jimmy: that's amazing, right? isn't that great? only got weird when hillary said can i trade my bill for this one? [ laughter and applause ] we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, man, welcome to the show. we have fun show tonight. he is back! he is back on nbc with a brand new show, michael j. fox is here tonight! [ cheers and applause ] love michael j. fox. who does not love michael j. fox. >> impossible. >> jimmy: micheal j. fox he's -- i remember from "family ties." that show was on, you guys love "family ties?" [ cheers and applause ] nbc. one of the best theme songs ever, too. bet we been together for a million years ♪ and i bet we'll be together for a million more ♪ ♪ oh it's like i started breathing on the night we kissed ♪ ♪ what would we do baby without us ♪ ♪ fa la la la [ cheers and applause
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Dec 6, 2013 2:00am PST
prison cell, this time accompanied by president bill clinton, who later presented him with the congressional gold medal. mandela stepped down as president in 1999, but he lived long enough to see the united states elect its own black president. >> so help me god. >> reporter: and in 2011 he was paid a visit in south africa by first lady michelle obama who brought along first daughters malia and sasha. admired around the world and revered at home, nelson mandela's south africa embraced a multiracial future and re-entered the family of nations. he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof that one life can make a difference. >> we are one country, we are one people. >> reporter: brian williams, nbc news, new york. >>> we'll have much more on mandela's death in just a moment, but first, a massive winter storm is blasting its way across much of the country. in oklahoma, a number of accidents have been reported due to the recent snow accumulation. temperatures in missouri hit so low that roads became sheets of ice leaving drivers sliding all over the place. now for a look at the national
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 2:00am PST
governor says he condemned the remarks. >> former president bill clinton is speaking out about those critical comments he made about obama care last month. mr. clinton criticized president obama for his promise if you like your plan you can keep it. on tuesday, he set the record straight on what was or was not behind those remarks. >> is it because you are setting the way for mrs. clinton to run? and seconds, are the problems with obama care limited to the website? >> the answer to the first question is, no. first of all, i said nothing about this. not one word until the president spoke. >> the former president didn't say whether he thought problems with the law were confined to the website. he also didn't give any insight into a possible white house run by wife hillary in 2016. >> changes to frequent flyer programs could be on the way soon. justices heard arguments tuesday from a rap eye who says northwest airlines revoked his platinum elite status. the airline says it did so because he made too many complaints and booked himself on full flights in hopes of getting bumped. lawyers f
NBC
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
force one. bill clinton and jimmy carter also plan to attend. the mandela family released their first statement since he passed away saying they've lost a great man. a son of the soil. here in d.c., a growing tribute outside the south african embassy in northwest. a steady stream of people have been coming since the news broke. one local d.c. resident said she was inspired by the former south african president and felt compelled to visit his statue. >> he was willing to give his life to what he believed in. he moved me. i had to be here. >> a memorial for mandela is being planned at the washington national cathedral on wednesday. >>> news 4 will have complete coverage as the world pays tribute to nelson mandela our. our own jim vance will also be in south africa next week. >>> an 85-year-old california man is home tonight after spending seven weeks as a prisoner in north korea. merrill newman arrived back on u.s. soil. while visiting there, he was held without explanation. he was accused of crimes dating back to his service in the korean war claiming that he trained south korean gueri
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
cell. this time accompanied by president bill clinton who later presented him with the congressional gold medal. mandela stepped down as president in 1999, but he lived long enough to see the united states elect its own first black president. >> so help me god. >> reporter: and in 2011, he was paid a visit in south africa by first lady michelle obama who brought along first daughters sasha and malia. admired around the world and revered at home, nelson mandela's south africa reentered the family of nations. he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof that one life can make a difference. >> we are one country. we are one people. >> and we are happy to be joined here in the studio tonight by nelson mandela's biographer. rick stangel is former managering editor of "time" magazine who during his time of chronicling the life of nelson mandela actually lived with him. he spoke about mandela in his book "mandela's way." in fact, he is god father to your older song. and my first quote to start off this conversation. you and i have known this day is coming for 20 years or more. the last pure hero
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Dec 9, 2013 6:30pm PST
estadounidenses george w bush, bill clinton y jimmy carter. de amÉrica latina, gobernantes de brasil, cuba, mÉxico y venezuela. >>> activistas y legisladores demÓcratas aumentan la presion para el presidente barac obama, frene las deportaciones. suma 2 millones desde que llegÓ a la casa blanca. algunos dicen que los republicanos no acciÓn dern a una reforma migratoria. y el presidente deberÍa actuar por cuenta propia. pero la pregunta es, si tiene el presidente poder de hacerlo. preguntamos en washington. >>> niÑos y adolescentes vinieron al capitolio a pedir a los republicanos de la cÁmara baja que frenen las deportaciones que los han separado de sus padres. >>> a pesar de la orden del presidente barack obama, de deportar los indocumentados que han cometido delitos activistas aseguran es que muchos agentes federales de ice lo ignoran. >>> no se aplica de la manera que deberÍa aplicarse si no, no verÍamos reportajes constantes de familias que estÁn enfrentando el flagelo de la deportaciÓn. >>> las familias de personas que estÁn cumpliendo servicio militar y los dreamers. >>> lo
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
return visit to his former prison cell, this time accompanied by president bill clinton, who later presented him with the congressional gold medal. mandela stepped down as president in 1999, but he lived long enough to see the united states elect its own first black president. and in 2011 he was paid a visit in south africa by first lady, michelle obama, who brought along first daughters, malia and sasha. >> admired aroun world and revered at home, nelson mandela's south africa embraced a multi racial future and re-enteredhe family of nations. he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof that one life can make a difference. >> we are one country. we are one people. we are happy to be joined here in the studio tonight by nelson mandela's biographer. a veteran journalist, former editor of "time" magazine during his time chronicling the life of nelson mandela for one book actually lived with him, wrote about "mandela's way." in fact, mandela is godfather to your oldest son, rick. my favorite quote, to start off this conversation, you and i have known this day was coming for 20 years or mor
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 11:30pm EST
the late nelson mandela. president obama, former presidents george w. bush, and bill clinton will be among the dignitaries attending. the memorial service will be held tuesday in johannesburg. and ellis funeral is scheduled for next sunday. -- mandela's funeral is scheduled for next sunday. earlier today, the family issued a statement. >> the leader of our family is gone. in our hearts, and our souls, he will always be with us. >> the family says it is humbled by the messages they have received from governments and people all around the world. as the world remembers mandela, abc 7 news and wjla.com will have extensive coverage. leon harris and scott thuman are traveling to johannesburg. we will have live report starting monday on the newscast. detainedly american for weeks in north korea is back home tonight in the u.s. we will tell you what he said about his release. plus, why a charity race involving prince harry was suspended. batkid?mber that kid -- >> 72 years ago today, japan launched a surprise attack on pearl harbor. ceremonies were held to remember what president franklin d
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 5:00am PST
tunes american fans lady michelle obama took in the open. former us president bill clinton but his ninety fourth birthday. in november twenty two of the national bank but nonetheless based on the new nets. by now it was recognized with respect to all of the well i have been the two. a whole. and then use the content of the people who are really nice. that too the acorn be auctioned to the community. i honor her. i find a stall is showing no signs of weakening in all your effort that was at least four people dead or missing britain's environment agency board of the risk of a stone was such a tent area has been deployed to protect london winds of up to two hundred and twenty km i love pummeled the east coast of scotland. a dissenting this laurie and killing the driver. as highway when his head for the consonant handbags and the agency said this was down to the fullest and school was with my east. the storm is also causing transport chaos with hundreds of flights canceled and rail networks shot down. as it reaches small line ends of the case if gemini the residents fear being cut off
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Dec 9, 2013 10:00pm PST
since the president first took office in 2008. former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton, and jimmy carter will also attend the massive memorial. this stadium holds nearly 100,000 people, but many more want to be here. thousands will watch from surrounding streets on big stream. before tuesday's public memorial, family and close friends pay their respects in private. mandela's eldest grandson and leader of the clan joined the crowd outside the family's home. music and flowers filled the streets as south african thought to turn grief into optimism. >> and i just hope that the young people of today, that they will be able to continue to seek liberty. and i hope that they will go forward with peace. >> reporter: it's a message that the young south africans know well. tina krauss, cbs news, johannesburg. >> reporter: 11,000 troops are being mobilized to secure the stadium to help control the crowds. the memorial will start at 1:00 a.m. our time. >>> get a piece of it while you can and your opportunity to own. a little piece of the candlestick park before it is gone forever. >>> an
CBS
Dec 8, 2013 11:00pm EST
. >> president and mrs. obama along with former president bill clinton, george w. bush and jimmy carter will attend a memorial service for nelson mandela on tuesday. >>> the outside demonstrations that eventually help bring down the apartheid government in south africa actually began here in washington. one of the organizers was randall robinson, founder of transafrica. here's what he told cbs veteran correspondent bob schieffer today. >> when we went to the embassy and met with ambassador foray, we told him we wouldn't leave until nelson mandela had been released from prison. at the time few americans knew much about nelson mandela and we thought we had to build a big public story, more information in america that would inform americans about the role that our country had been playing. the ambassador had us arrested and that was followed by 5,000 americans who came to the embassy over the next year every day to be arrested. >> robinson now lives in st. kidd. he's the younger brother of the late max robinson, former news anchor here at channel 9. wusa9 will cover a week of tributes to nelson
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 2:00am EST
nelson mandela at a washington d.c. hotel in 2005 when he was a senator. bill clinton, george w. bush and jimmy carter also part of delegation. >> david cameron, hamid karzai, steven harper. ban ki-moon, will people, and former general secretary kofi annan. prince charles is representing the throne. we'll have more from south africa with ali velshi who is on the ground. men american forces are being called on. chuck hagel is ordering the u.s. military to transport troops. 400 have been killed in fighting between christians and muslim groups. we go to the capital where the french troops are diffusing the crisis. looking like a muslim here can make you a target. the man dressed in white is surrounded by local christians. they say he's a seleka general. they want to kill him. he says he's a local businessman. the french intervene ordering people to move away. they arrest a muslim man taking him away. in another suburb of the city a man is carried to safety. he's been stabbed. locals accuse him of being part of anti-balaka. a christian militia group. >> we found this man walking. we
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am PST
was announced. former president bill clinton posting this picture. a handshake and the words, i will never forget my friend, madiba. and on facebook, george w. bush, president mandela was one of the great forces for freedom and equality of our time. he bore his burdens with dignity and grace. and our world is better off because of his example. it's the type of worldwide experience that draws young and old, black and white, to share feelings. south african native actress charlize theron. my thoughts and love go out to the mandela family. rest in peace, madiba. you will be missed. but your impact on this world will live forever. director spike lee posted this picture with a simple message. and then, there's this one from nasa. intergalactic reaction from the space shuttle, posting a picture of mandela's beloved south africa. and as crowds continue to gather in front of mandela's home, perhaps the day's most poignant message from mandela's own twitter account. death is something inevitable. when a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest i
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
with former president bill clinton about the loss of his friend nelson mandela, and the legacy he leaves behind for the rest of the world. >> mandela lived in a global age of communications. he basically lit up the world with the fact that he seemed to move effortlessly through life with a smile on his face and a genuine concern for ordinary people along with his heavy duties. every day he got up and found the strength to leave his anger, hurt, and his regrets behind. >> reporter: what's the most indelible time of all the personal time -- and you had some intense personal time with him. is there any one that you can separate out? >> yes. one day when i was having all this conflicts with republicans in congress we were talking. i was glad to see him. i said, you know, it was a good thing did inviting your jailers to your inauguration and the reconciliation stuff, but how did you get there? he said, i remember it clearly. one day i realized that they had taken ab everything they could take from me. they had abused me physically and emotionally. they had kept me from seeing my childr
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
. there's been reaction from around the world, and we want to read some of it to you. bill clinton released this statement. history will remember nelson mandelaar a champion for human dignity, and freedom, for peace and reconciliation. >> president clinton said we will remember him as a man of uncommon grace and some passion, and embracing adverse say, not just a political strategy, but a way of life. president clinton posts a photo of himself with mr. mandela on twitter, for his millions of followers. and former president georgeh.w. bush was in office when mandela was released from prison. barbara and i had great respect for president manage della, and send our condolences to his family and countryman. former president george wildcats bush, and former first lady laura bush are among those expressing their condolences. they release add statement that read, president mandela is one of the great forces for freedom, and equality of our time. he bore his burdens with dignity and grace, and our world is better off because of his example. this great man will be missed, but his contributions will
ABC
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
2010. president obama, the first lady will aten, as will former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter. mandela will lie in state for three days in the capital. before he's finally laid to rest after a state funeral in his home village of qunu. alexsnú( marquardt, abc news, johannesburg. >> defense secretary chuck hagel is in pakistan this morning. the first pentagon chief to visit since early 2010. he meets with a powerful new general and will then hold talks with the prime minister. things have been some what better lately. >>> lawmakers are demanding answers after the pentagon ordered russian-made helicopters for afghan security forces. a study shows the russian helicopters were superior. documents obtained by the associated press show just the opposite. the report said the boeing chinoo can helicopter, american made, was the most effective over the long haul. >>> in california, friends and friends of paul walker remembered the late star. many of them brought flowers. a lot of fans drove their high-performance cars. he died last weekend in the fiery crash of a high-performan
CBS
Dec 10, 2013 4:30am PST
presidents george w. bush, carter and bill clinton accompanied the president to the funeral this morning. the south african embassy in washington, d.c. will also hold a memorial service for the late leader this week and a group of bay area kids were invited to sing this week. kpix 5's christin ayers introduces us to the choir. >> reporter: as beautifully as he sings for oakland's pacific boy choir academy, eighth grader aaron sanchez speak just as beautifully about the moment he found out that nelson mandela just died. >> a voice of the world has just gone away and never hear it again. >> reporter: hit hard at this school. >> we have a special connection with south africa. >> reporter: the boys' choir has traveled the world but it was a trip to south africa in 2009 that ninth grader brendan singer says had the greatest impact. they traveled to nelson mandela's home. >> being in his house -- seeing where he stood like where he got all his great ideas and -- >> reporter: they learned to sing. songs that the choir will reprise on thursday when they travel to washington, d.c.. the south afri
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
the story. >> reporter: former president bill clinton released a statement saying today the world has lost one of its most important leaders and one of its finest human beings. south africans gather near nelson mandela's home to remember the man that led their country into a new era. he passed away after a long illness that left him bedridden for several months. >> we saw in him what we seek in ourselves. >> reporter: mandela was born into approved family in 1918 and grew up to become a lawyer, but in the '50s and '60s he became active in the movement against apartheid in south africa. he was convicted of sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government and sentenced to life in prison on south africa's infamous robin island. after 27 years in prison mandela was freed. >> i cherish the idea of a new south africa. >> so help me god. >> reporter: he became south africa's first black president and crafted a new constitution. he won the nobel peace prize and traveled the world repairing south africa's image and promoting tolerance. he retired from public life but continued to meet w
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
to bill clinton about his friend nelson mandela. >> we could have had the politics of resentment. he chose the politics of inclusion.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 2:00am EST
. he'll be joined by former presidents bill clinton and george bush. >> 2013 is poised to be the best year for hire since 2005, before the recession. year low and is at 7%.l to a of the u.s. economy gained more jobs than it expected, adding 203,000 positions just last month. the gains were low spread in low and high-earning positions. mike viqueira has more from the white house. >> new unemployment figures are good news for the white house, they've been waiting for this for some time, and whether it matters economically or to many people, millions out of work and those what have given up looking for work. it's good news for the barack obama administration. with unemployment insurance to expire for 1.3 million if condepress doesn't act by the end. month, the white house is stuck in an ironic situation. they are arguing for an end to the cut if growth improves, gdp, in the last court, and down to 7% on friday, the lowest in five years. the administration says unemployment insurance has to be extended. white house spokesman jay carney made the case on friday afternoon. >> the news we hav
FOX Business
Dec 8, 2013 8:30am EST
, it would have gotten him into less trouble. >> bill clinton played a lot of golf and it did not avoid trouble. >> there are a lot of golf analogies we could talk about. ben's right, obama dropped the ball on this. it doesn't surprise me he may have only met with her once because he certainly didn't do anything else he needed to do to make this rollout a success. look, obama care, said this before, is a good policy. the implementation is horrific. >> poorly executed. the nebraska senator who's now heading up all these insurance commissioners, he was telling me, i thought it was revealing, that they did wince at the time when the president said, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. i said, i don't remember you saying that at the time. he said, we did relay to the white house, i don't know who in the white house, that this was not feasible. there's a lot of liny covering here. i'm wondering if it's all part of the same story. of not keeping in contact with the health and human services secretary, the secretary not following up on warnings presumably from those in congress w
NBC
Dec 9, 2013 11:00pm PST
.  presidentswo#jf bill clinton, george w. bush and jimmy carter who calls mandela one of the leading people of the century. >> i would say that mow haute má gandhiw3 and nelson mandela wou q as well mother teresa of those people that you look on with a great deal of admiration aj inspiration. >> his body will lie in state for three days beforeÑit( movin( the smallvil the small village where hexd gr up. our coverage begins at 1:00 in the morning. and today in the bay will again at 4:00 in the morning. >>> and now to the latest in the investigation of the asiana crash. hearings begin tomorrow in ok washington, d.c.çóe1 representatives from boeing will the pilots who were in thec cockpit the day the plane asiana flight crashed and killed three teens and injured nearly 200 people.c now nbcÑi bay area's investigate unit isq in washington, dshlgts c. for those hearings. >>> police are investigating a string of carçó break insjf ear q cloud the theft oft( christmas gifts for children at at(çó local hospita. police say theokçó man shown on surveillance videoçóok stolelp 1,000 int(Ñi
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm EST
than bill kenton -- bill clinton left in today's real dollars. >> can you get behind a deal that comes out of the stocks? a total joke. i hope at least 70 people would understand if they do not get at entitlement reform it is going .o be far worse later the republicans would be right to reject this a deal. >> there's plenty more where that came from. he calls janet yellen the architect of said disaster and says this is dangerous. you can watch online at bloomberg.com/television. we are off to wall street and an exclusive look inside the 2014 outlook. we have a new mega-airline in the skies. ceo of ther from the new american airlines. thousands of protesters took to the street. server after out he shelved a long planned training to focus on ties with russia. they toppled and decapitated a landmark statue of vladimir lenin. take a look. ♪ >> we are also streaming live on bloomberg.com, your tablet, and smartphone. a 4.1 trillion dollars. when blackrock speaks come at you might want to do yourself a favor and listen. theirust came out with two thousand 14 investment outlook. erik
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 2:00pm EST
after that service. bill clinton's former chief of staff is joining the obama administration. set to been a senior counselor to the president, the move comes as the president struggle with public opinion over his signature healthcare law. his approval ratings are at all time lows. a outside advisor to the president since 2008. >> the senator today confirming the president's first judicial nominee, patricia millet was confirmed by a vote. and the vote was mostly along party lines with the democratting holding the majority, in the past republicans filibuster to block those votes but the new rules made today's vote possible. when while, the fist session coming to a close, but there is still a lot to be done before they head home for the holidays. several major pieces still need to be approved including the budget and the farm bill. our correspondent is in washington, and mike, all eyes are on that farm bill, because if it is not past, thousanded could lose their food stamps right before the holidays. >> there's a whole host of repercussions. one of those typical bills that not many peop
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter will also attend. these are live pictures from johannesburg. thousands of people have left remembrances. >>> alfonzo van marsh is in suetto, where close to a thousand people are expected at tomorrow's remembrance services. >> reporter: gathering in south africa, remembering the man who helped reshape their nation. the first official tribute to nelson mandela happened on tuesday. president and michelle obama boarded air force one this morning on the way to attend the service. former presidents bush, clinton, and carter will be there as well, under tight security. outside mandela's former home, crowds are pouring out their love. massive billboards are filling up with messages of gratitude for mandela, like this one in france. down here, emma says thank you for all you've done to change south africa and the rest of the world. american photographer, darrell todd wanted to capture the mood here. >> their smiling, they're dancing together, they're singing. honestly, i've only seen that in concerts at home. i've never seen it in the stre
CBS
Dec 10, 2013 6:30pm EST
still in political jeopardy. in january, john podesta, former chief of staff to president bill clinton, will become counselor to president obama. there's one issue podesta will have to confront-- president barack obama's credibility. less than half the country, 49%, describe the president as honest and trustworthy. that's the same number, scott, as one month ago. >> pelley: new management help at the white house. major, thank you very much. today federal regulators approved new restrictions on america's banks designed to head off a repeat of the financial meltdown in 2008. the restrictions are known as the volcker rule. they're named after the former fed chairman who proposed them. they would, among other things, ban big banks from making the kind of risky investments that led to the crash. today the northeast got another quick blast of severe weather. drivers skidded off snowy highways. walking wasn't easy in maryland and they took no chances in the nation's capital. most government offices were closed. tonight, the storm is moving through new england and heading out at last t
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 2:30am PST
healthcare.gov. more than a million people visited the site on monday. former president bill clinton spoke about the law yesterday saying the legacy will not be impacted as long as the flaws are fixed. >> if the computer problems are all fixed and it's up and running by -- and healthy in the next several weeks, i think the damage will be minimal. when president bush passed a bill to provide drug coverage to senior citizens under the medicare program, it was more unpopular when it was passed and there were lots of problems in the beginning with the computers. so the effects would be minimal? >> if it's fixed, yes, that's right. we need to see if this can be worked through. i think within four or five months people will be talking about something entirely different. and they'll be -- and no one will want to repeal this law. they want it to work. >> the pentagon has just appointed the highest ranking woman ever and she's pretty well known inside military circles and perhaps to some movie fans as well. her name is christine fox. she is acting defense secretary. and she inspired the character i
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 3:00am EST
those attending and speak. he be joined by three previous presidents, including george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter. also ban ki-moon will speak. kofi annan, his predecessor will be in tansd. iran president hassan rouhani and british prime minister david cameron, joined by gordon browbrown, tony blair and mr major. nicholas sar cosy will join francis hollande. >> can you tell me how much people in south africa will use this as an event to determine how south africa is today? >> i think that will be what today is about. as well as watching on the tv screens at home, i think people will reflect on the way the country changed in the last 20 years. we are about to celebrate 20 years of freedom since the first democratic election. people will be looking back at the early years thinking about nelson mandela's influence no building the country we see today. it will be a time of celebration and reflection for the south africans who have seen their lives change. >> we have seen graca mandela arriving at the stadium as the proceedings carry on. i'm interested in the speakers chosen t
FOX
Dec 10, 2013 4:30am PST
former former president bush join had along a long with former president bill clinton and secretary of state hillary rodham clinton. she arrived with daughter shells i and -- shell i. >>> -- chelsea. >> and a group of leaders founded by nelson mandella are working for human rights. >>> back here in san francisco city hall are collecting signatures in honor of him. a condolences book can be signed in the city hall office and they are also collecting signatures for that memorial book that will be sent to the nelson mandella family. >>> they are trying to determine whether a man died from exposure. he was found unconscious near a safe way store. it is unclear if cold weather or foul play caused his death. his name is being withheld until family members are notified. >>> and over the past week, four men died in santa clara county of hypothermia. there are not enough shelters for the growing homeless population. after the service blankets jackets and other items will be passed out to the homeless. >>> the sonoma sheriff's deputy is scheduled to return to work this morning. they have been
ABC
Dec 9, 2013 4:30am PST
the new jersey memorial service along with former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton and majority. it will be held at the stadium where mandela made the final public appearance at the 2010 world cup and will lie in state if three days in the capital before he is finally laid to rest after a state funeral next sunday. >> back in the bay area, a book of condoleents for nelson mandela's family be available starting today at the san francisco city hall if people to sign. a memorial book will be available at the memorial park in san mateo county and champion of the chimes locations in oakland and hayward. you can sign the book from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily until the end of the month planning to send the books to nelson mandela's family in south africa. >> we are learning of the veteran held captive in north korea if a if -- for a month. the 85-year-old is at a local home. he came back to the united statessen saturday was kept in a comfortable hotel room, not a cell, and well fed, eating traditional korean food and said that is not my english when asked about the apology h
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 3:30pm PST
in the '90s when bill clinton and i worked, and the only four balanced budgets came out at that time. i think you announced proudly you balanced the budget this year without raising taxes. >> yes. from a serious deficit to a positive balance of more than a billion in three years. >> so should that be an explicit goal of both parties in washington, d.c., to get back to a balanced budget? >> yes, to a degree. i'll refer back to defense, for example. at the federal government level, we need to balance our priorities. now, whether the budget in any given year is balanced in the sense that both governor pawlenty and i have to do it at the state level is another matter for discussion. what we -- in balancing priorities, then we have to balance what our expenditures are in terms of what is the return from investment. so an absolute commitment to a balanced budget in accountancy terms may not be in the interests of the united states at a given balance expenditures against revenues and then be reasonable about what we are willing to invest in terms of getting revenues, just to be against taxe
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
they were contemplating the possibility of bill clinton going to pyongyang before his term expired. but this potential trip to tehran would take the cakes. even worse than bill clinton going to north korea. bill: thank you for your time today. martha: there are new numbers just released on the leading, math and science scores of children around the world. where does the united states rank? stick around. bill: why the nfl will not air this commercial. >> for my family's safety is my highest priority. i am responsible for their protection. in the nation, we know how you feel about your car. so when coverage really counts, count on nationwide insurance. because what's precious to you is precious to us. ♪ love, love is strange just another way we put members first. because we don't have shareholders. join the nation. ♪ baby... ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ bill: disgusting, risque, but the nfl drawing the line when it comes to this spot. >> aim responsible for their protection. and no one has the right to tell me how to defend them. so i have chosen the most effective tool. bi
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 3:00am PST
-- >> there's bill clinton. >> joe and i would. >> exactly. we're going to be waiting for the president to speak and get to other news. real quickly, the symbolic nature on many levels on hearing from president obama. >> i think the symbolic value is that what nelson mandela fought for building a rainbow nation represented when barack obama, the president of the united states stands up there, a young man who started his political and policy career marching as a foot soldier around anti-apartheid and now comes as the head of the free world. it's befitting, it shows achievement and something that nelson mandela would be most proud of. >> i got to tell few. i love the picture of the presidents over there bringing both parties together. george w. bush, a man yesterday we were talking about who actually as a president who did more for africa than any other president. >> that's right. >> which is a legacy. part of that bush legacy you don't hear but you have three presidents down there in george w. bush and bill clinton and barack obama who i think represent us very well especially at this time.
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm PST
the u.s. alone will be presidents barack obama, george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter. comprising one of the most prestigious frequent flyer clubs in the world. today, air force one departed for south africa, where more than 90 world leaders are planning to attend nelson mandela's memorial tuesday in johannesburg. inside air force one, the obamas and george w. and laura bush along with former first lady clinton, the former president bill and daughter chelsea are flying from an event in rio and linking up with the rest of the club tomorrow. president george h.w. bush who has been in poor health for some time will not be making the trip. together, they are set for an almost 20-hour flight, even though there's only one bed on board. >> air force one is a very intimate setting so that's the place where you can have quieter conversations. once you get to one of these massive events, it's very hard to have real conversations. >> these long flights, believe it or not, can forge friendships. in 1981, president ronald reagan could not attend the funeral of egypt's anwar saddat
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
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CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
statement here from bill clinton. lost one of its most important leaders. - our maura, illinois is next. i actually had a chance to see nelson mandela when i was a student in south africa. , around 1994. he came to the council where i was. he was an ordinary guy. all theking around campuses in south africa. just for the students to have a good [indiscernible] >> thank you for your call. , they raise post their fist upon his release from prison after 27 years. that is from 1990. caller: hello. i want to give my condolences. host: make sure you mute your set. caller: i would like to give my condolences to his family and the people of africa. today was a tragic day. they lost an important man. i really wish in the united states school districts, they would teach more about him. there is a lot of people that they don't know what he has done for the country. they are not up on the things that he has provided for africa. they know that he has passed away. host: we appreciate your call. the last word here. your thoughts on nelson mandela. caller: mr. mandela was a man of peace. of forgiveness --
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am PST
when it comes to the economy. >>> we'll hear from president bill clinton. >>> motor city master pieces. the latest on possibly selling artwork opened by detroit. could it pull the city it of bankruptcy, and should it? >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex wit witt". president obama surging congress to extend benefits for 1.3 million workers. they are set to expire just three days after christmas. >> if congress refuses to act it won't just hurt families already struggling. it will actually harm our economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy. when people have money to spend on basic necessities, that means more customers for our businesses and ultimately more jobs. >> the republicans are focusing on obama care. >> families who work hard and play by the rules deserve some basic choices, fairness and relief. that's why the house has passed legislation to delay the individual mandate for all americans and let you keep the plan you like. these proposals are among the dozens of jobs bill awaiting action in the democrat
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 7:00pm PST
book today that charts bill clinton's rise to power. when you look at bill clinton coming to power after three disastrous elections where the democratic party was viewed as unelectable by a lot of the country, it was fueled by ideas, by platform, by a vision of where to lead to reinvent the party. and you see the great deficit in those remarks by the speaker that the congressional wing of the republican party has in the eyes of the american people, absolutely bereft of ideas. i'm not a fan of the affordable care act, but my party has no solutions to deal with what's a real issue. no working person in this country, for example, should lose their house, go bankrupt, because their kid breaks their leg or their spouse gets leukemia, so republicans, who were once the party of ideas, during the regan era, through the 1990s along with president clinton, we have collapsed as far as our ability to be policy entrepreneurs. that's the great challenge if we're to be successful in 2016, to have candidates to break away, put forward ideas about economic growth, health care, and ideas that americ
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am PST
bush and the former secretary of state hillary clinton. they'll be joined in south africa by bill clinton and former president jimmy carter and mrs. carter. our white house correspondent brianna keilar is standing by. brianna, what do we know about the president's itinerary and his specific role in the memorial service? >> well, wolf, he will be among six foreign dignitaries who will be giving remarks during what is really an extensive program to take place in south africa honor agmandela. he is on this historic flight to what we're expecting will be the largest gathering of world leaders in their history. we're told by a white house official this is not something he had worked on until he was i guess instructed or invited by the south african government to make these remark at the memorial service. but there's also another sort of historic element to this trip, this flight that president obama is on right now. imagine this, sitting around the conference table of the private conference room on board air force one, the obamas as well as formser president george w. bush and first la
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 8:00am PST
we're hearing from a different tone of bill clinton there, senator. we've got the newfound confidence that we're watching from the president, his white house, this new strike team. there are some of leaders right there, these democratic lawmakers. do you think there's enough time for the president to rewrite the narrative on obama care? >> absolutely. absolutely, thomas. the main point that has to be made is that the current system before the aca is absolutely dysfunctional. 48 million people, no health insurance. we spent twice as much per capita on health care as the people of any other nation. if we spent what other nations spent on health care, we'd save $900 billion a year. 45,000 people die in this con electroeve -- country every year because they don't have insurance and don't get to the doctor on time. we pay the highest price in the world on prescription drugs. this is a system that cannot last. in my view, i think we should be moving toward a medicare for all single payer system. but the aca is a step forward. 20 million people have more health insurance. we end the disaster
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
. the image of bill clinton at robben island, what an amazing treat to see that up close. >> you've got world leaders going there, including he was very critical of george w. bush over the iraq war and bush is heading down there. he was critical of the united states way back in 2003. i think he said if there's a krntd has committed unspeakable an frosties, it is the united states. this is a man who spoke from the heart and people respected him for na. >> can too i along time for the u.s. to divest in investments in south africa. the funeral for nelson mandela will be one of the biggest funerals the world has ever seen. officials preparing to welcome more than 91 current, former heads of state for this memorial. and president obama en route along with former president george w. bush. rare they're on air force one together. decided to get a ride. >> hitched a ride. they're going to be joined, of course, by former presidents bill clinton who was also close to any son mandela, as you said, and jimmy carter, too. he's going for the memorial service. some other world leaders who plan to a
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